Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A Wednesday Word: making wednesday worthwhile

Okie Noodling: the practice and sport of fishing for catfish using only bare hands. Also known as catfisting, grabbling, graveling.

It’s a sport and if you don’t believe me here is an article that is all about a tournament from 2006. These guys are serious about it and they have “scars” to prove it. Some guys have DIED noodling. They are men who work with their hands and would rather have a job like a custodian than being stuck behind a desk. They also choose jobs that are flexible so that they can spend most of their time in the water. To get their girls involved they have beauty contests. AND IT COUNTS!

What makes me laugh is that the states that explicitly permit it tell you quite a bit about the people who are interested in Noodling…the states are OKLAHOMA, ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI.
And if you're really intrigued you can buy a documentary here!

1 comment:

The Williams said...

Did my comment post, am I doing it again? I loved the post. Ray's dad would do this to help feed the family. Crazy if you ask me. I guess if I was hungry enough I would stick my hand in a dark hole in the water. Noope, I don't think so!